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Request for previously disadvantaged individuals with access to land to register in database of biodiversity economy programme

Request for previously disadvantaged individuals with access to land to register in database of biodiversity economy programme

 

 

Previously disadvantaged individuals / communities with access to land with potential for game farming; communities with notable populations and distributions of indigenous plants, nurseries and / or processing facilities are requested to register in the database of the department.

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South Africa’s National Biodiversity Strategy and Action Plan 2015 – 2025

South Africa’s National Biodiversity Strategy and Action Plan 2015 – 2025

 

South Africa is proud to present its second NationalBiodiversity Strategy and Action Plan for the period 2015-2025. The revision of the National Biodiversity Strategy and Action Plan indicates South Africa’s commitment in aligning its priorities with the emerging issues and priorities at the global level as well as national development imperatives.

Draft policy of boat-based whale & dolphin watching and white shark cage diving

Draft policy of boat-based whale & dolphin watching and white shark cage diving

 


The Minister of Environmental Affairs, Mrs Edna Molewa has on 17 February 2017, published in Government Notices 145 and 146 in Government Gazette No.40626 draft policies on boat-based whale watching and on white shark cage diving, for public comments.

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Environmental Affairs confirms extension of zero quota for leopard hunting in South Africa

Environmental Affairs confirms extension of zero quota for leopard hunting in South Africa

 


The Department of Environmental Affairs (DEA) can confirm that a zero quota for the hunting of leopard (Panthera pardus) has been extended to 2017. The decision is based on the review of available scientific information on the status and recovery of leopard populations in South Africa.

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Register with the Waste Bureau of the DEA

Register with the Waste Bureau of the DEA

 

An Integrated Industry Waste Tyre Management Plan (IIWTMP) for waste tyres was approved by the Hon Minister B E E Molewa in November 2012 and has been in implementation by REDISA since then. The DEA has since established the Waste Bureau in terms of section 34A (1) of the National Environmental Management Act – Waste Act, 2008 (Act No. 59 of 2008)...

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Invitation to EAPs, developers, and Interested and Affected Parties (I&APS)

Invitation to EAPs, developers, and Interested and Affected Parties (I&APS)

 

Invitation to Environmental Assessment Practitioners (EAPS), Developers, and Interested And Affected Parties (I&APS) to attend a one day seminar toshare information on the latest NEMA EIA legislation on 23 March 2017 at Msunduzi local municipalities, Truro Hall in Pietermaritzburg, KZN starting at 8h30 for 9h00.

24 February 2017The Great Limpopo Transfrontier Park and Conservation Area Trilateral Ministerial Committee Meeting was held in Maputo on 24 February 2017 to take stock of the progress and endorse the further implementation of the activities in the GLTP as coordinated through the Joint Management Board comprising the three partner countries of Mozambique, South Africa and Zimbabwe.


24 February 2017 - The Green Scorpions from the national Department of Environmental Affairs initiated an investigation at the FG landfill site during February 2016. This process resulted in a criminal investigation where a number of samples and documents were seized. In addition, investigations by the Green Scorpions had to be undertaken at night and during the early hours of the morning when the malodour is at its most intense.


24 February 2017 - Department of Environmental Affairs in partnership with the Umsunduzi Local Municipalitytoday, 24 February 2017 handed over Alexandra Park to the people of Pietermaritzburg. The ceremony was led by the Deputy Minister of Environmental Affairs Ms Barbara Thomson and Mayor of Umsunduzi local Municipality Cllr Themba Njilo.


23 February 2017 - Minister Molewa has on 17 February 2017, published in Government Notices 145 and 146 in Government Gazette No.40626 draft policies on boat-based whale watching and on white shark cage diving, for public comments. These are policies in terms of the Marine Living Resources Act, 1998 (Act No. 18 of 1998). They build up on the initial policies on boat-based whale watching and white shark cage diving.


23 February 2017 - Environmental Affairs notes recent media reports around the issuing of licenses to Atha-Africa Ventures to conduct coal mining in the Mabola region of Mpumalanga, and in particular, permission granted to mine within a protected environment in terms of Section 48 of the National Environmental Management: Protected Areas Act, 2003.